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to boot, joe marte busted serious dance moves at the children's hospital. 5-year-old colin guerrera shares some of his techniques. that's all the time we have today. thank you very much for joining us. please join us next weekend for "america's news head quarters." three courageous americans taking matters into their own hands to stop a gunman and protect hundreds of passengers on board a crowded train in france. >> why shoot up a train? i can't describe that as anything other than a terrorist. like, why shoot up a train? for what reason? >> we will hear more about those unbelievable moments and speak to the father of anthony saddler jr. now being hailed a hero, along with his two close friends who stopped the potential bloodbath in judgment moments. plus -- >> the administration tells us this is how the deals just get done but i can't imagine a member of congress voting for a deal that is secret and that
they haven't read it. >> i point you to comments made by the director-general of the iaea, mr. amano, him coming out and saying they're not giving over responsibility for inspections to iran. >> critics of the iran nuke deal outraged over revelations that there are so-called side deals that allows iran to inspect its own nuke sites. israel's former ambassador to the u.n. joins us with reaction and the potential dangers it poses to his country. and stories about the king kept under wraps for decades now revealed from the private nurse who treated elvis. she joins us live on her new book about their special relationship right ahead on "america's news headquarters." and we begin with this fox news alert, authorities are saying that three americans
including two servicemen stopped a potential bloodbath after taking down a gunman on a high-speed train in europe. they say the man came aboard in brussels en route to paris armed with an automatic rifle, hand gun and a knife. at least one person was hit by gunfire as the three men leaped into action. here they are. alek skarlatos with the oregon army national guard, airman first class spencer stone who was injured when the suspect slash slashed at him during that brawl and anthony saddler jr., authorities are calling them all heroes who saved countless lives. amy kellogg has more from our london bureau, amy? >> the fact that three americans apparently prevented a true massacre from happening on a french train in europe today is a bigger story than the fact that there was a shooting on a train. the three americans were on vacation in europe. spencer stone of the u.s. air force, alek skarlatos of the
oregon national guard and anthony sadler, a student at sacramento state university, managed to restrain a gunman who got on a high-speed train between amsterdam and paris fully armed with the intent to kill. >> i saw a guy entering the train with an aka and a handgun, and i just looked over at spencer and said, let's go. go. and he jumped up and i followed behind him by about three seconds. spencer got to the guy first. grabbed the guy by the neck. and i grabbed the handgun. got the handgun away from the guy and threw it. and then i grabbed the ak which was at his feet. we were scared for sure, but, i mean, adrenaline mostly just took over, because -- i mean, i didn't even have time to think. >> suspect injureed two people according to fragnce's interior
minister. he's the same man spanish authorities alerted to him recently for his involvement in radical groups. in the eu there is free passage between borders. the suspects got on the train in belgium where it is believe he lived, but he's currently in the custody of french anti-terror police according to one of the americans he actually tried to shoot spencer stone but his gun jammed mercifully. and finally french president called president obama to thank him for the heroism of the three american citizens. uma? >> amy kellogg in london, thank you. among that group of heroes anthony sadler jr. a college student and childhood friend of the two servicemen joining them for a trip through europe. his father said he's relieved his son is okay and no doubt very proud of him and anthony
sadler sr. is joining us on the phone. welcome, sir, nice to have you on the show here today. >> thank you. two friends.e so proud of your an amazing, amazing odyssey. >> we are very proud of all of them, absolutely. >> what was your first reaction when you heard the news from your son? >> first reaction was relief. because when my son called it was immediately after the incident. and the first thing he shared with me is what every parent wants to hear, that he's okay and that he's not hurt. immediately following that he began to share with me the events as they occurred. and so then very quickly i went into shock and disbelief that -- that our son and his friends would be involved in such a potentially deadly incident as this. >> now, if i understand it, they are childhood friends, who grew
up together in a close-knit community. the fact that they decided to move forward in this amazing way, what do you think motivated your son and his friends to do this? knowing that their lives would be in danger. >> i think it really -- they are all sharp young men. and i think it really came down to a very quick decision on their part, and we thank god for that, that if they didn't do something and do something quickly, this could end very badly for them and for everyone on that train. >> certainly. and i know that you have been in touch with your son several times. how is he doing right now? >> he's doing very well. he's grateful to be alive. he's very much challenged with all of the attention and trying to keep up with it all, him and his friends. and fatigue.
there's fatigue, because he's not been able to sleep well just with all of the attention and the adrenaline from the whole incident -- >> of course. >> -- you know, the schedule, you know, moving all into the middle of the night with this, and then up in the morning to continue cooperating with the investigation and the questions that those investigating it may have so -- >> as i understand it, this was his first trip to europe and he was enjoying time with his close friends there. and i also understand that you are the pastor of shiloh baptist church and that your family has a strong sense of faith, and that has also pulled all of you through this together in the amazing way. can you talk more about this? >> oh, absolutely. yes, indeed, i'm the senior pastor of shiloh baptist church, a church that not only have my children -- our children grew up in but i grew up in myself and my parents still attend there. i'm their pastor as well.
we believe that god is sovereign and that sovereignty means that he is god over all things. if he is not god over ievery incident, he's not god over any incident. that being understood that god knew that these young men would be on that train in this country on that day to do the very thing that he enabled them to do in saving lives on this train on the way to france. we believe that god was there from start to finish, and there are different aspects of it that were beyond our son's control that we believe was divine in r intervention from god as well such as the rifle jamming and not firing when the assailant attempted to shoot it.
that -- that's the prove dident will of god as far as we're concerned. what the kids did, what the young men did, when they got close to the assailant, we thank god for that, but there were things that happened on the way to that encounter that it was god. >> of course. of course. they are all heroes indeed, and i know that you are so proud of them and we are proud of them as well. god bless all of you, and thank you very much for joining us today. >> thank you very much. well, after weeks of escalating tensions pushing north and south korea to the brink of a possible military showdown, the two rival nations are now holding their first high-level talks in nearly a year. all of this happening following a series of incidents raising fears that the conflict could spiral out of control beginning with a land mine attack inside the demill tariz izeized zone w
prompted the south koreans to ignite anti-pyongyang talks across the border. and this happened during joint military exercises between the u.s. and south korea. the drills are designed to defend any attacks from the north. well, skeptics finding another reason to oppose the iran nuclear deal. a bombshell revelation this week with reports of a side deal between the u.n. nuclear watchdog and iran allowing iran to use its own experts to inspect one of its most controversial military sites. a place suspected of developing nuclear weapons. all of this prompting outrage from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. >> this is a disaster in terms of the agreement. remember, they've already said u.s. inspectors aren't allowed in, so the international
inspectors were then asked to make the agreement with iran. what iran is saying is that that agreement guarantees that international inspectors don't actually go into the sites. they are going to self-inspect from what they're asserting, and the last point i would make is that there are 1,000 pages of documents that show iran did do bomb work in this site deep in this mountain. if this stands, then this agreement is a farce. >> not every colleague necessarily had all the access that i had. i want them to have a full understanding of both the flaws of the agreement, and that there is also a plan "b," because i think many colleagues believe that the agreement is deeply flawed. we'll see what the ultimate decision is. but i would just simply say, this isn't a binary choice between the agreement or war. even members of the administration past and present who came and testified before the committee when i asked them that question, said, no, that's not the case. so, that's a false choice. >> now, of course, this news
also raises big concerns for our ally israel and joining us now former israeli ambassador to the u.n. ambassador dan gilliam, welcome, ambassador. >> thank you. >> this deal is prompting critics to say true verification is a sham and begs the question what is else being kept from congress and our allies, does president netanyahu feel blind sided by this news? >> i assure you that prime minister netanyahu is very, very anxious and very concerned at this news. this was a bad deal to begin with, but it now seems to have more holes than a swiss cheese and we all know that iran is not switzerland. it is an evil, extreme terrorist regime. it's threatened to wipe israel off the face of the map, that
denies the holocaust while preparing the next one. and to have this kind of deal with all those side agreements, which nobody has seen and there's probably more to come, is a sham. and, you know, to have the iranians who we shouldn't trust for one second, allowed to inspect themselves -- this is like asking charles manson to bring his own dna. this is crazy. i feel that prime minister netanyahu feels worried, anxious, and will do everything he can to make sure that this bad deal does not go through. >> well, for weeks our congress has been demanding access to the documents tied to any side deals, and from what i understand that has yet to materialize. meanwhile, lawmakers, of course, as you know will be voting next month on the deal. i know that the prime minister has his own envoys trying to lobby members of congress to vote no. what more can you tell us about this effort?
>> well, the prime minister is making no secret about the fact that he not only opposes this deal but thinks it is a danger, not just to israel, but to the world and civilization as we know it. and, therefore, he feels it is his duty to warn against it and to try and convince the congress to vote against it. you must understand, you know, there's a huge difference -- people talk about the relationship between president obama and prime minister netanyahu and the deterioration. but the president, this is another deal. if it succeeds, if it works, great. if it doesn't work, too bad. for israel, this is existential, this is a matter of life and death. we cannot ignore this, and we must do everything in order to try and convince u.s. lawmakers that they should vote against it. and, therefore, i believe that prime minister netanyahu, personally, his envoys, and people who believe very, very deeply that this deal should not
be signed, will do everything to prevent it. but that does not mean that the prime minister and the president have to keep talking at each other. they have to talk to each other. and i think the president is the last person who should allow this to be personal. this is not personal. this is not partisan. this is about the real thing, and this is something which i think both leaders should address and talk to each other to try and see whether these concerns can be assuaged in either way. i'm very worried about the disconnect between the two leaders, about the fact that they're not really addressing and especially the president. it seems to me -- and i'm very, very sad and disappointed to say it, that the president is more important -- more interested in a good relationship with iran and, you know, rather than with his best ally, his only ally and his best friend in the middle east and maybe in the whole world, israel.
and at the moment instead of isolating iran, which is a horrible terrorist regime, he seems to be isolating israel. now, israel is not isolated. israel does not stand alone on this. israel has always been the canary in the coal mine, and israel will do anything in order to prevent this horrible deal to becoming a reality. >> all right, ambassador gillerman, obviously the stakes remain high, and we thank you for joining us on what is a very troubling situation. thank you. >> thank you. there's more questions surfacing about hillary clinton's personal e. may e-mail now that she's on the wrong side of a u.s. court judge. plus fans and followers of donald trump turn out for his swing through the south while he tries to rewrite the rule of what it means to be born in the usa. and we want to hear from you. do you think the term "anchor baby" is offensive in a debate
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light in the controversy surrounding hillary clinton's e-mail. a federal judge declaring that mrs. clinton did not follow government policy for e-mail use when using a personal server for most of her messages when she was secretary of state. now, that raises new questions about security and whether her correspondence was vulnerable to hackers overseas. meanwhile, mrs. clinton continues to dance around the issue in this lively exchange with our own ed henry. >> reporter: you wiped the whole server. >> you know, i have no idea. that's why we turned it over -- >> reporter: you were in charge of it. you were the official in charge. did you wipe the server? >> do you know with a cloth or something? >> reporter: you know how it works digitally. >> i don't know how it works digitally at all. >> reporter: you did not try? >> i know you want to make a point and i can just repeat what i have said. thank you all very much. >> this issue isn't going to go away for the remainder of your campaign. >> nobody talks to me about it
other than you guys. >> well, there you have it. only the media talks to her about this and asks her questions about it. joining us lieutenant tony schaffer a u.s. fellow for the london center for policy research. good to have you here today. >> thank you. >> what was your reaction when you first witnessed that exchange with reporters? >> it reminded me of the jedi mind trick, these are not the servers you're looking for, could on. we know this server was insecure. the more information comes out about this, the more people need to be very concerned. this company in denver was not following best practices for the private sector, and not even touching the government sector requirements of securing unclassified e-mails. they had a number of options, uma, they could have done vpn, they could have done essentially classification, basically encryption of every e-mail that goes in and out of the server. they did none of that. this thing was essentially as open as a 15-year-old's computer in somebody's home.
and let me be clear why this is important. london center's looking at this, the national security perspective, this is like during world war ii, we were reading the german's mail, in an intercept program called enigma, we were able to figure out every time the germans were going to do something because we were reading their mail ahead of time. that's what we're talking about here. me that now igence community that everything is on the table, we knew that the russians have gone in there and the chinese have gone in there and anything that was on that server they now have a couple of and that's what we need to be very concerned about. >> that raises huge questions -- >> absolutely. >> -- because you are saying there are sources within the obama administration right now that are confirming that the intelligence -- >> yes. >> -- community that chinese and russian intelligence service had actually had access to that server. >> absolutely. at the classified level, i can't name my sources but the classified level, the white house knows that all of the -- they know how the damage this has done to our national
security. so, think about this. think about the foreign policy failures over the past six years, eight years. and, remember, that if somebody's reading your e-mail they can anticipate everything they're doing to get there ahead of you, so this is no small, no trivial issue. we have to take this seriously, uma, and the fact that the evidence is there now saying that this happened. the intelligence community knows that there needs to be greater, more aggressive action to account for what's been lost. >> the state department is actually verifying the fact that really it did nothing to secure the -- her site and anything at all after the hacks were revealed. >> absolutely. i love john kirby, but john is trying to basically get people off the beam on this. the bottom line is this -- she had an ipad that she wanted to use, she was told was insecure. she had an entire mail system that everybody knew about in the inside, everybody was getting her e-mails from this clintonmail.com and nobody did anything to do about it.
after this european-based hacker got in there and downloaded a bunch of e-mail, they didn't do anything even after they recognized that this is clearly compromised. it's clearly unconscionable and clearly someone should go to jail on this. it is no small issue. >> what was your reaction that the judge is coming down hard on mrs. clinton? >> it's about time. and thank god for judicial watch for having got going on this, if not for them pushing and the judge saying you need to look deeper in to this, i think it may have gotten swept under the rug even with congress looking into this. we have to examine it not from a paw partisan basis but on what the technology was used and the vulnerabilities and who had access to it and where the information went and how it's being used by our adversaries. we've got to be thorough about this or else we'll see more failures both in foreign policy and bad news for hillary clinton because i have a feeling some of the personal e-mails she deleted had nothing to do with personal issues and this puts her in a
position to be blackmailed by a foreign country especially if she becomes president. >> that's the real serious issue when you point that out very clearly. at the same time she can no longer say this is just an issue for the gop or the right-wing conspiracy. >> it is not. >> because we have the judge talking about this very seriously. you've got fbi probes going on right now. >> that's correct. >> i mean, this is something that other people, as you point out, would be going to jail nor. >> right. and now we're going to try to start an investigation at the london center trying to prove the exact times and places and point intelligence services have penetrated the server, it will be a challenge but we're going down that path, and we're meeting with members of staff in the capitol on monday to continue discussions on this. this is a national security issue and not a partisan issue, we've got to take it seriously to get to the bottom of it period, no matter what. >> indeed. boy, this is leading us to uncharted waters at the moment. >> yes, ma'am. >> thank you for joining us. appreciate your insight.
>> thank you, uma. elvis presley like you've never seen him before. the new book recounting the life of the king of rock 'n' roll from inside graceland from one of the people who knew him best. plus, donald trump igniting a passionate debate in the gop over immigration, specifically the issue of birthright citizenship. what it means for the republican front-runner and the 2016 jen election fight. >> are you aware that the term "anchor babies" that's an offensive term -- >> you mean it's not politically correct and yet everybody uses it? do you know what, give me a different term. give me a different term. what else would you like to say? at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like shopping hungry equals overshopping. ...to cook healthy meals... yet up to 90% fall short in getting key nutrients
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>> and loving every minute of it. the republican front-runner holding a rally in a football stadium in alabama where thousands turned out to hear mr. trump rail on illegal immigration, the nuke deal with iran and his fellow republican candidates. international correspondent john roberts has more now from the campaign trail in mobile. >> reporter: the official crowd estimate of 30,000 comes from the mayor's office if that number is accurate, that would mean that trump had the largest campaign event so far of the 2016 cycle. eclipses the previous record held by bernie sanders of 28,000 in portland, oregon. alabama not your typical campaign stop for the primaries, however, this year the state is part of a six-state primary that comes fairly early march 1st so trump is pursuing a southern strategy as a potential route to the nomination and it's next door to the florida panhandle and last night trump continued to pound florida governor jeb bush. >> jeb bush, who is totally in
favor of common core, weak on immigration, right? very weak on immigration, wants to let people come in. although now he is using anchor baby. you know, he put out a memo, you cannot use anchor baby. because i used it, he's using it. politicians. >> reporter: bush supporters counterattack last night his superpac flying a small plane over trump stadium hauling a banner saying "trump is for higher taxes." and they sent out a mass e-mail insisting trump is not a real conservative. people in the crowd last night didn't seem to care about his conservative bona fide, they told me they like him because he's no bs and will act in the best interest of the country. >> a woman came up to me and she said i'm not sure that you're nice enough to be president. i said, do you know what, this is not going to be an election bakesed on a nice person. it's going to be based on a competent person.
we're tired of the nice people. >> reporter: one thing trump has protected the bill clinton flyover. during the 1990s he used to fly air force one around venues a couple of times before landing and last night he looped his 757 in the stadium in mobile before touching down. not quite air force one, but which other candidate could do what trump did? in mobile, alabama, john roberts, fox news. >> john, thank you. well, donald trump igniting that fierce debate over his stance on immigration reform calling for an end to birthright citizenship and his use of a controversial term referring to the american-born children of undocumented immigrants. but what does this mean for the republican front-runner and the debate over illegal immigration with some in the gop divided on just how to deal with some contentious aspects over immigration? well, let's bring in republican congressman steve king from iowa, also a member of the house judiciary committee.
i had a chance to catch with him earlier. as i understand it you believe that trump's message on immigration could add momentum to efforts in congress right now, to tackle the issue of so-called anchor babies and the clause in the 14th amendment that spells out in article one, section nine, that congress shall have the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization which means there's really no need to amend the 14th amendment, right? >> that's exactly where i am and have been for a long time, uma. when i introduced the birthright citizenship act which is hr-140, it's based on those principles. we've had testimony before the judiciary committee and the united states congress and the house of representatives a number of times, and i recall some of that testimony was somewhere between 340,000 and 750,000 babies were born in america to mothers and fathers who were illegally present in the united states, unlawfully present. and, of course, that's grown into millions of newly minted
citizens who are today they're sending out the invitations to their family tree and bringing them into america on the family reunification plan. it's a foolish immigration policy. >> you know, the 14th amendment a lot of folks don't realized was designed to focus on the ancestors of slaves and over the years it's morphed to believe that anyone born in the u.s. legal or illegal is automatically a u.s. citizen. legal scholars have been at odds over this for years. >> the phrase says all persons born or naturalized in the united states and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are american citizens. i want to make a point. and i hope bill o'reilly hears this as well. there are no redundant clauses in the united states constitution and that clause "and subject to the jurisdiction thereof" was a carefully thought out and drafted phrase, much debated back in that era of 1867 and '68 to ensure that the babies born to diplomats or their staff or their families would not be automatically
citizens of the united states. the people that say that the constitution has to be amended in order to end birthright citizenship are invariably the people that think it's a good idea and those who think it's a good idea generally are the beneficiaries of it. whether it would happen to be the cheap labor beneficiaries or whether they are the political beneficiaries, generally democrats at least 2-1 to republicans. >> in the heat of the campaign some are charging that the use of the term anchor babies is offensive, but not only is trump saying that he's going to continue to use the term, others like jeb bush are saying it is not offensive at all, and becaming democrats for perpetuating the idea that it's a loaded term. >> i remember a conversation that i had at the beginning of the previous congress with three or four senators, some of them newly elected and three or four house members all speaking about the immigration issue. and one of them, a wise individual whom i count a friend today, said we have to be careful how we use our language because if -- if we -- if we're not careful how we use our language, the other side will take advantage of it.
and so let's tone down our rhetoric. and i listened to that, that's true. and i accept that. fairly wise statement. but i said, we also need to recognize that whatever language we use that is effective, the other side will declare it to be offensive in order to get us to stop using the effective language. >> well, let me ask you this. why do you think this issue of anchor babies and overall immigration reform is striking a big nerve among voters this year? >> i think it's because, especially the left, but, you know, the active media left and others, because they -- they attacked donald trump for taking that position in print and it's forced the public to look at it and evaluate the policy. that put it into the national news. people examined it, and they thought there is something really wrong with rewarding someone who snuck into america, rewarding them -- their children with citizenship and an opportunity to bring the rest of their family in after they reach age. so, i think that's it. sometimes i have to say some things into the record that get people's attention in a certain
way to force the debate. when we actually have the debate, we have a more logical result coming out the other end. that's what i think this is. >> and the debate rages on. our thanks to congressman. out west firefighters desperately trying to beat back the flames. they are running low on resources, but desperately needed help is on the way, with more folks stepping in to help out. >> there wasn't a whole lot you could do about it, you know, fire is -- it's its own master. it just does what it wants. and it just kind of raged around.
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been killed and four more injured while battling fires raging out of control. joining us now will carr who is standing by live in our los angeles bureau with more on this desperate situation, will? >> desperate is right, uma. there are more than 32,000 firefighters on the front lines all across the western united states right now. in washington state, which you just mentioned, they have had fires explode over the past 24 hours. mother nature really not helping them out. they've had wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. when that happens, really hard to contain these fires as they move so quickly. the ohkanogan complex has burned 27,000 acres, thousands of people have evacuated the area. firefighters have deployed all available personnel. they've called in the national guard. they're even asking for citizens to help out on the front lines, something they've never done before. authorities aren't sure how many homes have burned so far because these fires are simply moving
too quickly. now, on friday we saw firefighters battling on both the ground and from the air, bringing in dc-10s to drom retardant on the flames to try to save these communities. >> as most impressive. it's incredible to see the air attack tankers come in like they do, especially the dc-10. right now we are concerned, but as far as we can tell, they've been doing a great job of protecting our area. >> at the same time, we're learning more about the three firefighters who died on wednesday in washington. they were all part of an elite team whose fire truck crashed while they were trying to get away from the fire. their deaths have prompted at least five separate investigations. >> you know, that danger's always there. just -- you hope it never happens, and when it does, you know, it's tough. >> when that fire changed directions, it come fast and hot. and i think they just got trapped.
>> fires are burning in eight western states right now, including in california, where drought conditions are fueling many of these fires. even more difficult to contain with those conditions. and take a look at this satellite picture that we have from noaa, you can see smoke from space. often the large fires will create their own weather patterns. the weather that the firefig firefighters really want on see is calm weather and zero winds as they really try to get an upper hand on more than 70 wildfires that are burning across the west coast. uma? >> those are amazing images from space, and our hearts go out, of course, to the families of those fallen firefighters. thank you very much. >> absolutely. well, a family pet making neighbors very nervous in one city. this was no cuddly creature creeping around this backyard. and the king of rock 'n' roll, and the nurse who took care of him, giving us a first hand account of what life was like with elvis.
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♪ won't you come on in this month millions of fans from around the globe are remembering the king of rock 'n' roll with tributes on the 38th anniversary of his death. elvis presley passed away at his graceland home in august of 1977 as those close to presley remember him as a generous superstar who never forgot his humble roots and now his private nurse who lived on the grounds of graceland in memphis is releasing a memoir offering insights to the person who she called a friend. she's the author of a new book "taking care of elvis memories of elvis as his private nurse and friend." we're so pleased to welcome her today. she's joining us from memphis. thank you for being here today. . being here today. >> thanks for having me today. >> i know that you lived on the grounds of graceland with your husband and two daughters beginning in 1972. could you tell us more about the
special bond that you shared with elvis and why you decided to write this book now? >> well, we had a very close bond. we had a lot of trust in each other. reason i decided to write the book now, in 2012 i realized how loyal and dead indicatdicated t were for knowledge about elvis. not about the drugs and sex and rock and roll, but elvis the person. fortunately i had shared many years of that with him and with his family. so i started taking notes and decided to put the book out for fans and for my love for elvis. >> your book offers lighthearted stories about the king of rock and roll and provides insight on his life off continue and one thing we hear so often about presley is his generosity and kindness to those less fortunate. it was important to him to give back to make a difference? >> it was most important to him
and you know, probably it was his generosity that wasn't known because he didn't publicize that, he didn't want the notoriety of having done these things. but there was times that he was at a car lot and he would purchase seven or eight cars and give to people that was on the car lot that would hit the papers. but many, many times he gave in so many different ways. he enjoyed giving much more than receiving. what he received from was the love from his fans and all his concerts, all his tours that he went on and just at the front gate. >> well, i tell you, full disclosu disclosure, i'm a big elvis fan and i've a been to grace land myself and find it quite fascinating. what was life like for you during those days? >> well, it was our normal life. until after elvis passed away and things got like they were,
it was just a part of our normal life. we called it the grace land compound. we lived in the backyard so to speak. and it was just a normal way of life for us. >> did it surprise you that he is still wildly popular particularly with fans who weren't even born when he was alive that this whole new generation loves elvis? >> funny that you would say that. absolutely yes. it amazes me. i did a little event sunday at memphis university. and i said i'm sure there are several of you out here that were not everyone bon born when passed away yet you love him like you were a fan of his way back. and several girls came up to me crying so appreciative that i noticed that. but it's amazing. and i'll tell you, elvis would always get so excited when we would come in and out of the gate because there was always -- i never recall there not being one single person at that gate.
he just could not believe it and he could not have believed the outpouring of love and the numerous fans that showed up for his 38 year anniversary of his death. and i'm sure he was up in the sky looking down saying why me, lord. >> wow. well, it's really wonderful having you on the show today. i know lots of people will enjoy your book because it is quite special indeed. and for all the fans out there, he's still the king and it's hard to believe that it's been 38 years. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you so much for having me. you have a blessed day. >> you, too. animal control officers in detroit getting an unusual call. alley g alligators. it's a be loved family pet named spike, but spike made them nervous, so now he has a new home. >> i was informed by the humane society that they was going to
take him to the zoo and put him in the reptile exhibit. if that's the case, i'll try to for him up on it. we'll go to visit him. >> he'll be a new celebrity at the zoo. >> new celebrity at the zoo. so we'll visit spike at the zoo first chance we get. >> spike home grown from the motor city at the zoo. >> there you go. the family says they got spike five years ago when he was just a baby. that will do it for us. we thank you so much for joining us. it's been a special day here in our studios sharing the news with you. don't go away. more news ahead. ♪
we all feel the calling to build something great. ♪ hello, everyone. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's headquarters. >> topping the news, america to the rescue. three patriots are being hailed as heros after taking down a gunman on a high speed european train in france. what we're learning about these brave americans and the suspect they stopped. then they were on the brink of a possible military showdown. now north and south korea are holding their first high level talks in nearly a year. has a major crisis been averted. and a major rescue on one of the busiest routes for high grants entering europe. the latest on the rescue efforts.